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junko:
I've been working on Travelin' Man -- great tune.  Pink tunes down a whole step and uses the progression as written above.  Here is what I got for the lyrics:



Traveliní Man

I just want to tell you bout a man name Coon
His home was in Tennessee
He made his living stealing chickens
And everything that he could see
That popeyed man he run so fast
His feet couldnít stay in the road
When a freight train pass
No matter how fast heíd always get on board

He was a traveliní man
Certain was a traveliní man
He was the traveliníest man
Was ever in the land
He travel, and known for miles around
He didnít get caught, didnít give up
Til the police shot him down

Well the police hide in an automobile
On purpose to chase old coon
He running from 6 oíclock in the morning til 7 in the afternoon
That popeyed man he run so fast til fire came from his heel
He burn up the cotton and he scorched the corn
He cut a road through the farmerís field

He said Iím a traveliní man
Certain was a traveliní man
traveliníest man
Was ever in the land
He travel, and known for miles around
But he didnít get caught, didnít give up
Til the police shot him down

Well the police shot him with a rifle
And the bullet went through his head
All the people they came from miles around
To see the man was dead
They telegrammed down south to his mother
Sheís all carried away in tears
She walked up an opened up the coffin lid
And that fool had disappeared

He said Iím a traveliní man
Certain was a traveliní man
traveliníest man
Was ever in the land
He travel, and known for miles around
But he didnít get caught, didnít give up
Til the police shot him down

This man was on the Titanic ship
And it was sinking down
Sitting out on a towel
With his head hung down
When this boy jumped overboard
Everybody said he was a fool
And about three minutes after that
He was shooting dice over in Liverpool

He said Iím a traveliní man
Certain was a traveliní man
traveliníest man
What ever in the land
He travel, boys he was known for miles around
He didnít get caught, didnít give up
Til the police shot him down

This boy he went to the spring one day
To get a pail of water
The distance the rascal had to go
Was about 2 miles and a quarter
He got there got his water
And when he started back
He stumbled and fell down
But he went to the house and got him another bucket
Caught the water Ďfore it hit the ground

Now you know he was a traveliní man
That certain was a traveliní man, talk about it
traveliníest man
Was ever in the land
You know he travel, boys he was known for miles around
He didnít get caught, didnít give up
Til the police shot him down

Marco:
Hello!

I'm looking for Pink Anderson lyrics; no one found on the net!
Every search brings to a short biography/discography or, more often, to about a thousand of Pink Floyd (the rock band) sites.
Please, could you help me?

Many thanks!

uncle bud:
Hi Marco - There's not a lot out there. You might be better off searching on song titles or lyric fragments, since some of the material Pink did was common songster stock. You might also want to look at Paul Oliver's book Songsters and Saints, which covers a lot of the ground to be found in Pink's songster-style repertoire. Not much in the way of specific Pink transcriptions there, but many related songs that would give you an excellent head start. Plus it's an essential book IMO, one of Oliver's best. :) Or begin transcribing some of the lyrics you're interested in getting and post them here for people to help you out. 

Bunker Hill:
This might not be what you are looking for but it's a nice pictorial diversion until you do.:)

http://www.wirz.de/music/andepfrm.htm

Bunker Hill:
I'd go along with UB re. S&S plus, from memory, Bruce Bastin in his book Red River Blues devotes most of a chapter entitled "Up On The Road" to Pink Anderson. No time to check it out but maybe someone else has.

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